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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Taking our kids to Africa was an amazing experience for us all. Pululami is an incredible place to stay as a family or a couple. The food was excellent. The accommodation was great with beatiful views. The snorkelling was sensational with crystal clear water in the lake. A special thanks to Cristelle, Josh and their fabulous staff that made our...

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Hythe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We spent 4 nights here winding down after two weeks safari. What a fantastic location and a room to die for. We were well looked after and food was great and beer was free thought I had gone to heaven. We went snorkelling this is superb and saw the fish eagle coming for food. They also have a state of...

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Lilongwe
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Well situated in the lake reserve overlooking the lake, has the most scenic views from all the Villa's. well designed and fitted with all the luxuries of a 5 star facility. Fantastic water sports offered along with walks, bird viewing and a special 800 x telescope for amazing night time star gazing. Hosts and staff are well groomed. Food is...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We stayed 4 nights in August 2016 also with my mother in law. The location of the lodge up in its own private space above Lake Malawi is simply stunning. The villas are superb, decorated in great taste and very spacious with quality furniture and fittings. Above all, the service and attentive staff are top class - they could not...

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Emma W, Public Relations Manager at Pumulani, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a positive review Roger. We do hope we will see you and your family again.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. The bungalows are amazing - very elegant and tastefully designed. The location is faultless - perched on a hillside with its own private beach. The facilities are great too - very five star, except in a way that is subtle, which adds to the sense of luxury. Finally...

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Emma W, Public Relations Manager at Pumulani, responded to this review

Thank you, Jemimah for such a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Michigan
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Pumulani is beautifully situated overlooking Lake Malawi on the Nankumba Peninsula within Lake Malawi National Park. The accommodations are amazing; ours and I think most had three large rooms (living room, bath room, bedroom), and two large decks, all with beautiful floor-to-ceiling views of the lake and surrounding hillside and woodland. Pumulani is run with friendliness, efficiency, and remarkable attention...

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Emma W, Public Relations Manager at Pumulani, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. A very kind review. Thank you and we hope to see you again some time :)

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights after a busy safari in Zambia and it was perfect! We chilled out by the pool and the lake and sat on our balcony watching the wildlife go by - baboons, monkeys and a variety of beautiful birds including the extremely rare Pel's Fishing Owl! And to top it off, Josh our host gave...

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Emma W, Public Relations Manager at Pumulani, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again someday.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

A big thank you to all the lovely people who made us so welcome at this great lodge. An amazing room with spectacular views. Wonderful meals and brilliant staff. If you go to Malawi, treat yourself to a few days here. Will never forget the sunsets from the dhow over the lake and a cooked breakfast on the boat too!

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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

You cannot do better than this. First class facities & well organised luxury. Attentive without being obtrusive the staff are a credit to the in-house management team. Whether its breakfast on the balcony, drinks by the pool, campfire + barbecue on the beach; chilling-out or water sports, this place is very special. And the lodges are to die for !

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

This was the final stop of our honeymoon and in all honesty it did not meet the same standards/expectations that we had been lucky enough to have experienced in some of the other stops on our trip. The accommodation was nice, however the attention to detail was lacking. The staff were friendly, however we did not receive the same treatment...

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RPS_MW, Manager at Pumulani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write your review, your feedback is very much appreciated. We are sorry to hear that Pumulani did not meet your standards and expectations. We are glad you enjoyed the dhow cruises, it really is an unique experience and the best way to experience the lake. We have spoken to the management at Pumulani and...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
“The brightest star on the Lake.” Pumulani is situated on the west side of the Nankumba Peninsula in the south end of Lake Malawi – romantically called “The Lake of Stars.” The peninsula is recognised as one of the most beautiful shores of the lake and borders Lake Malawi National Park (a World Heritage Site). The lodge is built on a steep hillside which provides the most spectacular views from our villas, dining and main lodge area. ... more   less 

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Address: Monkey Bay, Lake Malawi National Park 10101, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Lake Malawi National Park
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Pumulani 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Pumulani Hotel Lake Malawi National Park
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“All gorgeous but there are quite a lot of steps to some. If a problem, ask for a room on the level of reception e.g. 7 and 9.”
 of 5 bubbles deborahw681, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The family room is down on the beach which is handy for going to the beach but quite far (and many many steps) from the pool and restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles LOFTDH, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Every room is unique with fabulous views”
 of 5 bubbles mstratton222, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Villa number 6 for the best view, Villa number 8 for been on the beach”
 of 5 bubbles 769grantl, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose between villas near the beach versus those with great views higher up”
 of 5 bubbles rogerbR9888HK, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
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